F&ES 671a / 2013-2014

Natural History and Taxonomy of Trees

Credits: 3
Fall 2013: M, 1:00-3:50, 301 Prospect
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Knowledge of tree species and the evolutionary and ecological relationships among them is essential to the study and management of forest ecosystems. This course provides an introduction to the systematics, evolution, biogeography, and autecology of woody plants, as well as patterns of human utilization (both modern and historical), with an emphasis on taxa of temperate North America. Regular field trips in the New Haven area as well as to the Yale-Myers Forest acquaint students with the major species and habitats of southern New England forests.

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